Cycling

The Black Isle

The Black Isle is brilliant for cycling, with some superb on and off-road routes to be explored on two wheels.

Using a bike is cheap, gets you fit, and is a great way to beat the queues - particularly relevant when the Kessock Bridge is busy.

If the option of using an E-Bike interests you, loans are currently available via the Energy Saving Trust / Home energy Scotland to help with buying one.  See this link for more information

https://energysavingtrust.org.uk/scotland/grants-loans/ebike-loan

or call Home Energy Scotland free on 0808 808 2282.

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November 2020

Cycling clubs on the Black Isle


One of the unexpected benefits of Covid-19 has been the increased interest in cycling, and in Culbokie they have formed a new cycle club to help new and returning cyclists, and to give an opportunity for more experienced riders to find new pedal pals. 

The Culbokie Club organises two club rides most weeks, sometimes more, and has also organised ride leader training and a roadside maintenance course for its members.  And one of the benefits, in these days when socialising is difficult, is that the club rides are classed as “organised sport” so the rides are a rare chance for a blether with like-minded folk.

Over the coming weeks and months TBI is planning to work with the Culbokie Club to see if their model can be replicated in other Black Isle villages. For more details, contact Martin Sherring       (martin@pennyandmartin.co.uk/ 07730 927518).

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August 2020

Velocity Cafe - GoByCycle and GetCycling

GoByCycle is a schools and community outreach programme

Our Go ByCycle project encourages and supports Active Travel in schools and communities either by walking, cycling, wheeling or parking & striding! We are currently working within the Millburn, IRA, Dingwall and Fortrose clusters.
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We organise and deliver free activities such as Bikeability (cycling proficiency), Essential Cycling Skills, cycle training, presentations, workshops, Dr Bike sessions and fun events such as Bike to School Week.

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As lockdown is easing we are offering outreach bike maintenance, led rides and ‘how to cycle safely’ sessions for individuals and households in Inverness and Mid Ross. If you’re interested, please complete this short form: Participant Info Form. Please also see our COVID-19 Information and Advice.

Please contact  07921 843374 or  gobycycle@velocitylove.co.uk  for more information. 

GoByCycle on  Facebook,  Twitter,  and website.
 

GetCycling

The Active Travel and general cycling links have recently been moved from GoByCycle to a new  GetCycling  page.

This includes links to our new Active Travel map and the TBI website.

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